Fifth & Flower

Five Innovative Ways the Library Supports Veterans

Nov 02, 2017

As we get ready to honor those who have served our country on Veterans Day next week, the Los Angeles Public Library supports veterans in a variety of ways all year long. We checked in with Principal Librarian Alicia Moguel and her team who run these crucial programs for veterans–both by providing access to services […]

Shop LA Original at The Library Store

Oct 27, 2017

The creative culture of Los Angeles is thriving and what better way to celebrate our vibrant community than with a new platform to showcase our city’s diverse makers. Earlier this month, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the launch of a pilot program, LA Original, to support our local creative economy and manufacturing through branding special LA […]

Macabre Movies: Recs from Author, Mortician, and YouTube Star Caitlin Doughty

Oct 12, 2017

As Angelenos gear up for festivities surrounding Día de los Muertos later this month, what better way to honor the dead than with an eye-opening look at how other cultures around the world care for their dead. On November 1 at ALOUD, Caitlin Doughty, a mortician, New York Times best-selling author, blogger, and director of […]

Culture For All: Visualizing Language Transforms Central Library

Oct 09, 2017

This month the Los Angeles Public Library is celebrating Latino Heritage Month, and it’s especially timely as a new exhibition at Central Library recently opened to the public as part of the city-wide Getty initiative PST:LA/LA, a far-reaching exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A. […]

Opening Soon: Visualizing Language Oaxaca in L.A.

Sep 14, 2017

This Saturday, September 16, the Los Angeles Public Library in a partnership with the Library Foundation of Los Angeles kicks-off a special project to take a closer look at the rich social fabric of our own city by focusing on the vibrant Oaxacan community in L.A. through the lens of indigenous Zapotec cultures. Visualizing Language: […]

Lost and Found Shares Stories From Latino L.A.

Sep 07, 2017

As the Library Foundation kicks-off its celebration of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Lost and Found at the Movies will explore the breadth and diversity of Latino film culture in Los Angeles. On Friday, September 15, special guest Edward James Olmos will take the stage to share stories from his own life of growing up in […]

Follow the Money: L.A.’s Economic History

Aug 24, 2017

L.A. is one of the world’s great regional economies and global labs, and this is in large part because its citizens have been willing to invest in public infrastructure. From railroads to housing, learn more about the history of how L.A. has developed. One fascinating look at L.A.’s growth is The Rise and Fall of […]

Mastering the Art of Summer at the Library

Aug 17, 2017

Books, baseball, and ice cream–what more could you want from summer? With a bustling slate of ALOUD programs, a renewed partnership with the Dodgers, and an entire month dedicated to celebrating our Members, the Library Foundation has officially mastered the art of summer. Before we head into fall, here’s a look back at some of […]

Great House Tours and Other Inside Looks at L.A.

Jul 20, 2017

From a small pueblo to one of the hottest real estate markets in the country, groundbreaking architects have transformed how Angelenos live. A few of these great houses remain, but over the years, many have been demolished. Take a peek at some of these historic dwellings in Sam Watters’ book, Houses of Los Angeles. This […]

Making Summer Sweeter With Member Appreciation Month

Jul 14, 2017

We’re are thankful for our dedicated group of supporters every month of the year, but in July we full-out celebrate their commitment to the Los Angeles Public Library. Membership to the Library Foundation ensures that the Central Library and 72 neighborhood branches provide unparalleled and equal access to programs and services for all ages across the […]

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